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16 January 2019 6:00 AM Anderson suffers shock Australian Open defeat

Melbourne - South Africa's Kevin Anderson was upset by unseeded American Frances Tiafoe in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Tiafoe, who is ranked 39th on the ATP Tour rankings, shocked the fifth-seeded Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Anderson had gone into the match holding a 3-0 head-to-head advantage against Tiafoe and was looking 519

16 January 2019 5:15 AM Top young Italian cyclist out of coma after car crash

Paris - Teenage Italian cyclist Samuele Manfredi has emerged from a coma more than a month after a serious accident in training, his team announced on Tuesday. The 18-year-old who rides for French outfit Groupama-FDJ was rushed to a hospital with head injuries after being run over by a car in his home town of Pietra Ligure in north-west Italy and placed 309

15 January 2019 10:21 AM SAFA refutes former CEO's Gupta link claims

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims made by former CEO Leslie Sedibe that millions of rands were illegally received ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. According to Sunday World, Sedibe revealed that former Local Organising Committee (LOC) head and current SAFA president Danny Jordaan set up a meeting with Ajay Gupta 88

15 January 2019 10:19 AM Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial 124

15 January 2019 9:26 AM Fadlu Davids joins Orlando Pirates

Cape Town - Former Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids has joined the Orlando Pirates technical team as an assistant to head coach Milutin Sredojevic, the club announced on Tuesday. After going five months without filling the vacancy left by Benson Mhlongo, the Buccaneers have now appointed Davids after he recently left the Team of Choice 141

15 January 2019 8:08 AM Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

Cape Town - Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise. "It’s obviously ideal to have continuity but we’ve been working with coach Pote (Human) for long and everyone is excited to play for him. He was also part of our coaching team last year," Van Zyl told Netwerk 87

15 January 2019 5:49 AM Record books favour Anderson ahead of Tiafoe clash

Cape Town - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will go into Wednesday's Australian Open second round encounter confident he can dispatch American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, opened his campaign in Melbourne on Monday with a four-set victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Tiafoe, who is ranked No 39 on the ATP Tour rankings 126

15 January 2019 4:47 AM WATCH: Benni's tribute to 'Chippaldinho' Masinga

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy has paid tribute to Phil 'Chippa' Masinga - whom he dubs Chippaldinho - in a fitting video following his untimely passing from cancer. McCarthy, now head coach of Cape Town City, says that the 49-year-old "paved the way" for the now retired forward when he got into the Bafana Bafana squad. Further efforts 79

14 January 2019 11:33 AM Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's 99

14 January 2019 7:29 AM Nokia looks to Africa for 2019's fastest mobile development

Nokia head of customer marketing and communications in the middle east and African regions Joachim Wuilmet said the African continent is on the cusp of the next great mobile phone innovation in 2019. Writing in a circular from the multinational telecommunications giant, Wuilmet said mobile subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 44% in 2017 and smartphone 91